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A newbie on a historic painkiller tour


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Before going to Africa (obviously!) I´d like to share some pictures of my previous flights. In this case with one of my recent sales puchases, the Do228.

I tried to understand her logics during a flight from East Midlands...

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... over the Conneries Ponds...

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... towards Nottingham. Below us is Beeston, and the green fields are the initial Boots site, where most of the worlds Ibuprofene was produced until 2001. Now it is a parking lot.

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In the city of Notts, just under the belly of the plane is Pennyfoot Lane, with the R&D labs where Ibu was invented. Unfortunately I did not master the Dornier good enough to show you some pubs like the https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/food-and-drink/ye-olde-trip-to-jerusalem-p529041 , which is located basically IN the walls under the Nottingham Castle.

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But at least I managed to bring her back to the airport...

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... and even landed her safely!

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7 hours ago, Iain Emms said:

Great shots these Gerold.

cheers

Iain

Thank you, Iain!

 

49 minutes ago, RodgerC said:

Nice shots, well done..

Thanks Rodger. A new plane always is surprising...

 

28 minutes ago, Jack Sawyer said:

Nice shots of an informative tour Gerold.

Thank you Jack. A small lesson for today!

 

5 hours ago, jean marc said:

A very pleasant little first flight with DoDo Longnose :)

You are right Jean marc. I will use that plane more often as a commuter in Africa, I think...

 

6 hours ago, adambar said:

These shots aren't painful at all Gerold, great job! :)  Nice plane the DO 228, she has a unique look to her.

Thanks Adam! Indeed, the plane has a special design.

 

5 hours ago, bvdboomen said:

Great set and I've learned something about a medicine. :)

Some historic chemical knowledge for free, that´s what you get on the Orbx forum!

 

6 hours ago, kev4242 said:

Nice shots. I've enjoyed many an ale in the Old Trip. Literally a pub in a cave. Low ceilings mean a sore head from the rock and the often the beer!

Ah, great to read your comment. So good to share experiences and memories. Cheers!

 

4 hours ago, bernd1151 said:

Nice old city, you fly over and great plane. Some of Nottinghams hotels I stayed in, I wasn't too fond off ;)

Thanks Bernd. Yes I have also tested some of their hotels, but I remember the pubs and Indian restaurants as the more impressive places... :D

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6 hours ago, schtroumf said:

Great:o, it seems that to make this plane, the engineers were inspired by the eagle or the condor:)

Indeed a very uncommon design. Whatever the purpose was!

 

1 hour ago, mikee said:

Beautiful shots Gerold :)

Thank you Mikee!

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3 hours ago, flyingleaf said:

Wonderful trip Gerold. That beautiful Pub, however, sells way better "painkillers" than that ibuprofen and that is according to T-Bone "professional" experience:P:D

Ah, I am absolutely sure T-Bones experience is valid. And he probably has also validated it! That´s what people call "Traditional Alaskan Medicine", TAM. :D

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